Category: Make Me Think Monday

Thanksgiving Festivities Around My House

In three days Thanksgiving festivities will commence. The American celebration of the day began during the Civil War when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the… Read More

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10 Ideas for Paying It Forward

Gratitude is contagious. We get it by practicing every day. We can spread the cycle of generosity and kindness when we repay a good deed to others instead of the original benefactor. If you’ve read the book Pay… Read More

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For the Love of Dictionaries

With so many dictionary resources readily available on-line, it’s easy to believe a hard copy isn’t necessary anymore. It’s my firm belief every home should have at least one realio-trulio paper dictionary readily available. My love of dictionaries… Read More

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ABCs of Social Media Sharing for Writers

Authors want readers. Readers want to connect authors. FB, Twitter, Pinterest, blogs, and other social media platforms can help. Trouble is using social media can also take time away from writing. But it doesn’t have to be. By… Read More

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German words in our English Language

My ancestry contains German DNA. That’s why I enjoyed this infographic by Jennifer Frost at GrammarCheck. Some of the words like daschshund, lager, and frankfurter I recognized. Others were a surprise. Check the list below and see how… Read More

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How Many Tote Bags is Too Many?

Totes are usually free. I guess that’s why we accumulate them. I must have fifty or more. I love winning loaded totes at silent auctions. I’m thrilled to attend a conference or fair and receive a tote  with… Read More

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Suicide, Stigma, and Statics

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It doesn’t really get a lot of press. That’s why I wanted to share this blog. Suicide has been a problem throughout human history. In the recent years, it has started… Read More

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